When a person is injured because of a product’s faulty manufacturing or design, they can pursue compensation for the harm that they suffered. These legal claims are called “product liability” cases.
If a product is unreasonably hazardous or dangerous, those who are involved in bringing the product to market can be held accountable. Consumers should be able to trust that the products they use are safe and reliable.
When you or someone you love has been hurt by a faulty product, you have options. It is important to reach out to an accomplished product liability attorney to seek financial recovery.
But how can you be sure that you have a valid claim? Below, we will discuss several of the most common signs you have a product liability case.
To pursue the compensation that you deserve, reach out to the accomplished team at Morgan & Morgan. Our compassionate lawyers have plenty of experience representing the victims of faulty and dangerous products.
You should not have to handle the consequences of an injury or accident for which another party is responsible. The team at Morgan & Morgan will fight tirelessly to recover the money that you are due.
For a no-cost case evaluation, fill out the contact form on our website. To learn some of the common signs you have a product liability case, read on.
Understanding Product Liability Cases
Product liability cases can be very complex. Without the help of an experienced product liability lawyer, it can be difficult to recover financial compensation.
The specific laws surrounding product liability differ from state to state. However, some elements of product liability cases are similar across the country.
As America’s largest personal injury law firm, the team at Morgan & Morgan has experience with the statutes in many different locations.
In most cases, victims will need to prove the following four elements to have a successful product liability case:
- The victim suffered losses or was injured
- The product or item is defective
- The product’s defect caused the harm
- The victim was using the product as intended
If you believe that your claim contains all these elements, it is one of the important signs you have a product liability case. A skilled attorney will review the facts of your case to determine whether you can prove these four elements.
Some people believe that they can bring a product liability claim even if they were not actually harmed. Many products have the potential to cause harm, but do not.
Consider the following example. Suppose that an electric tea kettle shatters when a consumer uses it because of a crack in the base. If boiling water splashes but does not cause any harm to the person, they will not be able to file a successful product liability claim. It is also critical to show that the product was defective.